A Bio Impedance Spectroscopy also known as BIS
What is SOZO and why is it Important?
The SOZO is the world's most advanced device used to test fluid and tissue in the body, and can be used by your Lymphoedema Therapist, Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist.
Your therapist will use the SOZO to assess for a specific reason, for example chronic disease management or health assessments. Its also useful for measuring muscle and bone mass gains or loss.
One of the amazing benefits of the SOZO is its ability to determine total body composition. This means that your therapist is able to determine details like muscle mass, fat percentage, body fluid, protein and mineral content, basal metabolic rate and much more.
This information has many uses:
When testing a person for lymphoedema, the result is called an LDex score. This score helps identify the early stages of lymphoedema, even before the person notices any symptoms.
If a person has Lymphoedema, the LDex test result helps the therapist monitor fluid changes. This is valuable to monitor the effectiveness of compression garments and other treatments.
Early detection is most important to prevent, manage and control progression of this disease. Research shows that with at-home intervention combined with early SOZO readings, there is a 95% reduction of lymphoedema progression. So the SOZO is a magnificent tool to allow us to treat lymphoedema before it becomes a major concern.
The SOZO works by sending a very mild electrical current through the body via the hand and foot pads. It’s so gentle you can’t feel it at all, and it’s completely pain free. However, for this reason, it’s not appropriate for people with pacemakers or other electrical implants,or pregnant women.
Prior to your assessment on the SOZO, we’ll take your height and weight to ensure we get best accuracy. We’ll also wipe down the pads to ensure they’re damp, because this helps us get the best reading.
Once you’re positioned on the SOZO, the reading only takes about a minute, and it’s completely painless.
And that’s it! The sozo then generates a report and we can gather all the information we need to proceed with your care